Easter commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead following his crucifixion. For claiming to be the “Son of God,” Jesus was sentenced to death by crucifixion, according to the New Testament.
According to the Bible, one of Jesus Christ’s closest disciples, Judas, kissed him, signaling the arrival of an armed multitude led by Jewish priests and senior officials.
Christ declared that he would neither defy the Jews nor resist his arrest. He even told one of his followers to put his sword back after he had drawn it.
Following his imprisonment, the Sanhedrin, the highest Jewish legal authority, put him on trial.
After being judged guilty of religious blasphemy, Jesus Christ was brought before Pontius Pilate, who agreed to the crowd’s demand that he be crucified.
His body was taken down from the Cross, wrapped in linen, and laid in Joseph of Arimathea’s tomb. A large stone was then used to seal it. Good Friday is observed on this day.
Angels are said to have rolled the stone away after three days, allowing Jesus Christ to rise from the dead and visit his disciples.
Easter Sunday is observed every year on this day. It is also known as Resurrection Sunday since Christ rose from the dead on that day.
Why is the Easter Bunny Associated with Easter?
According to some interpretations, the Easter Bunny’s symbolism is derived from an ancient pagan tradition upon which many of our Easter customs are founded.
Eostre’s festival honored the goddess of spring and fertility.
The Easter rabbit was first introduced to America in the 1700s by German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania and brought with them their tradition of an egg-laying hare known as “Osterhase” or “Oschter Haws.”
Their youngsters built nests for this creature to lay its colorful eggs in.